Thomas J. Holmes

Research Page


 

Curriculum Vitae

 

Working Papers

·         "Quid Pro Quo: Technology Capital Transfers for Market Access in China,” with Ellen R. McGrattan, Edward C. Prescott,” July 2013

·         "Allocative Efficiency, Mark-ups, and the Welfare Gains from Trade

,” with Wen-Tai Hsu and Sanghoon Lee, July 2013

·         An Alternative Theory of the Plant Size Distribution, with Geography and Intra- and International Trade,” with John Stevens, (forthcoming Journal of Political Economy)   (Web Appendix with Data and Programs)

·         Optimal City Hierarchy: A Dynamic Programming Approach to Central Place Theory,” with Wen-Tai Hsu, and Frank Morgan, revised August 2012     Separate Appendix

 

 

Policy Papers

·         New Manufacturing Investment and Unions,” February 2013, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Economic Policy Paper 13-2

·         "The Case of the Disappearing Large-Employer Manufacturing Plants: Not Much of a Mystery After All,"  July 2011, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Economic Policy Paper 11-4

 

Data

·         Patent Data for “Quid Pro Quo: Technology Transfers for Market Access in China”

·         Data and programs for “An Alternative Theory of the Plant Size Distribution with Geography and Intra- and International Trade”

·         Wal-Mart: (Selected data from “Diffusion of Wal-Mart and Economies of Density”)  Movie of store openings

·         County Business Pattern Establishment Data

·         Data on Unions used in “Geographic Spillover of Unionism”

·         Data on Unions used in “Dynamics of Union Organization: A Look at Gross Flows in the LORS Files.”

·         State Border Data (Some of the data used in 1998 paper, “The Effects of State Policies…”

 

 

 

Separate Appendices for Papers

·         Separate Appendix for “The Location of Sales Offices and the Attraction of Cities”

·         Separate Appendix for “Does Home Market Size Matter for the Pattern of Trade?”

·         Separate Appendix for Do Mergers Lead To Monopoly in the Long Run? Results From the Dominant Firm Model," with Gautam Gowrisankaran

·         Separate Appendix for "Bar Codes Lead to Frequent Deliveries and Superstores,"